The following links will give you details of Lochmarin’s equipment and specifications and below is a quick over view.

Registration       Construction      Dimensions

Sail Wardrobe         Hull Penetrations Diagram

Mechanical Systems           Electrical systems

Navigation and Communications

Lochmarin is  a 55ft aft cockpit pilot house aluminium ketch, with a centre board, launched in 1990 by Whisstocks Ltd in Woodbridge England. She was built to Loyd’s 100 A1 plus class standard and is strong, fast, comfortable, easy to handle by minimum crew and designed to be the perfect blue water cruiser.

She has two forward guest cabins (double and twin bunks respectively) with shared shower and separate toilet and a stern owner’s ensuite cabin. She also has a pilot berth in the pilot house and an additional berth in the saloon if needed.

The saloon is extremely spacious and has a galley perfectly designed for use at sea with large fridge and freezer custom built and installed in 2015 and a newly installed GN Espace Levante three burner with oven cooker (“That cooker  (Levante 3) is probably the best piece of kit I’ve fitted to my boat in the last ten years” – Kieran Flatt, Editor of Yachting Monthly). She also has a microwave oven which can be run on the  inverter.

She has a 85hp Perkins M92b fitted in 2011 (2232hrs) together with a Northern Lights 7kW generator fitted at the same time. At cruising revs (1500rpm) she will make 7.5 Kts and use about 3.5/4 litres/hr.

She is ketch rigged with fully battened main and mizzen, twin poled Yankees, staysail, lightweight genoa, cruising chute (in sock), mizzen staysail. Heavy weather sails comprise a storm trysail (on separate track) and hanked on storm jib. The rig was completely renewed in 2009 and comprises all stainless steel wires with StaLok fittings on both ends of each stay.

She comes equipped with a 104 lb main CQR anchor with 100 metres of 12mm hi strength chain( regalvanised 2017) on a brand new Lofrans x4 windlass just fitted. A secondary bower anchor comprises a 70lb Bruce on 20m 10mm chain and 80m of multiplait nylon warp which is deployed via a second Simpson Lawrence Seatiger manual windlass. A further 100m of 12mm chain is stowed in the bilge as backup or extension for deep anchorages. Further Danforth anchors and Kedges are also carried. For mooring in the deep fjords of Patagonia she carries 2 stainless reels of floating line fore and aft mounted on the foredeck and at the stern.

She has a Raymarine below decks hydraulic autopilot (new pump 2017) which we use constantly for steering and a Monitor wind self-steerer for ocean passages.


  • Raymarine G series integrated system comprising
  • Plotter and worldwide Navionics charts
  • 4KW Hi definition Digital Radar 48nm range
  • Hydraulic autopilot with gyroscope controller (from cockpit or Pilothouse)
  • Receive and Transmit Class B AIS Unit
  • Raymarine Echo Sounder
  • Forward Looking Echo Sounder
  • Raymarine ST 60+ Instruments
  • Icon 801E SSB radio with Dragon 4 Pactor modem (to enable email and weather updates while at sea)
  • Icon M603 VHF with cockpit repeater
  • Furuno weatherfax
  • Furuno GPS unit

To complement her 7KW generator she has 2x 200W and 2×75 W solar panels and a D400 wind turbine allowing us to be energy self sufficient when on anchor.

Lochmarin comes with an Avon 3.5m inflatable tender and a newly serviced Tohatsu 9.9 Hp outboard.

For more details please look on the individual pages linked to at the top of this page and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any specific queries, just use the contact page.